Yamaha XV950 Racer For Sale
What Is It?
The Yamaha XV950 Racer is an A2 licence friendly cruiser with a dash of cafe racer style thrown in and is powered by an air-cooled 942 cc 60° V-Twin engine, producing 51 bhp at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,000 rpm.
The engine, from the XVS950 Midnight Star, is a stressed member of the frame and the air intake is on the right side of the engine adding to the retro looks.
- Steel tubular frame with belt final drive
- 298 mm wavy disc up front with two piston caliper
- 298 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- ABS system
- 41 mm KYB fork with 144 mm travel
- Dual rear KYB shocks with 116 mm travel
- 2->1 exhaust system
- LED tail light, LCD dash
- Self cancelling indicators
- 5 speed gearbox
Compared to the XV950R you get a mini headlight cowl, fork covers, lower front indicators, lower clip-on bars with smaller grips, removable pillion seat hump / cover, Aluminium side panels, more aggressive riding position, 75 mm higher seat height, 9 mm more fork travel and 6 mm more travel from the shocks. The 12-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 16" a 150/80.
Accessories include the Akrapovic slip-on mufflers (£580), bar end mirrors, steel braided brake lines (£63), cool vintage style performance air cleaner, leather panniers (£388) and LED indicators (£52).
- 2015: Grey, blue
- 2016-2017: Grey, yellow/black 60th Anniversary
Launch RRP: £8,100
Capacity: 942 cc (average)
Power: 51 bhp / 38 kW (average)
Red Line: 6,000 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h (average)
Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km (average)
Range: 130 miles / 209 km (average)
Fuel Capacity: 12.2 litres / 2.7 gallons (average)
Seat Height: 765 mm / 30.1 inches (low)
Wet Weight: 251 kg / 553 pounds (very heavy)
Power to Weight: 0.203 bhp/kg / 0.152 kW/kg
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)
Review In A Few
- Low down torque
- Looks great
- No gear indicator
- No rev counter
2016: Yamaha introduced a special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate their 60th Anniversary.
2017: SCR950 is a scrambler style XV950R, with a flat seat, wire spoked wheels (17" at the back), similar fork covers, taller braced handlebars and higher rear mudguard.
Check out this video review from CagerOnTwoWheels.
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